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Santa Clara Pueblo still reeling from devastation caused by fire

Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico saw 17,000 acres of its reservation destroyed by the recent Los Conchas Fire.

The tribe is receiving $3 million in federal funds to help address the fire, which destroyed sacred sites, fishing and hunting grounds and a recreation area. Gov. Walter Dasheno said it could take generations to recover from the devastation.

"We know that it will heal, and that we will heal," Dasheno told The Santa Fe New Mexican.

The tribe has partnered with the New Mexico Community Foundation to raise funds for fire rehabilitation and fire mitigation. The tribe and the foundation will have a booth at the Santa Fe Indian Market this weekend.

Get the Story:
Santa Clara Pueblo, devastated by fire and floods, embarks on tough recovery work (The Santa Fe New Mexican 8/18)

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